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Brown bag challenge finished

One of my favorite craft books at the moment is Pillow Pop.

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I have previously made a pillow from it – Sea Spray. When the brown bag challenge came up in our guild,  and I pulled these two fabrics, I decided I would make another one from the book.

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You can check out the rest of the challenge rules here. The is” The Metro” pillow pattern. I love how it turned out. I still think this bicycle fabric is fabulous.

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I did some straight line quilting in a triangular pattern in each quarter. I used chalk to mark the diagonals and then the center lines as a guide, and then sewed 1″ lines using my walking foot and guide (to ensure the 1″ distance).MetroPillowQuilting

I also decided to try out some variegated thread in blue tones. I really liked it and will be using it again on some future projects. You can see the color changes a little more clearly here.
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One final view of the pillow, in use, in our backyard. It is a lovely fall day here, so a perfect opportunity for some photos.MetroPillowFinished

This month is Craft book month @ Craftbuds.com, where they are running a link up when you post about your favorite craft book and project from that book.
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Road 15 Postage Stamp Pillow

I hope you all had a good weekend. Even though we had 4 boys (all 6 years old) camp over last night, I managed to finish the Road 15 postage stamp pillow. I am so pleased with the finish – most of the squares are  lined up, and I love the straight lined quilting.

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Details
Front: Road 15 mini charms (2.5 x 2.5″) by Sweetwater for Moda + Bella Solids Cotton mini charm; Batting, and lined with Muslin
Back: Teal Kona Cotton Back with an invisible zipper enclosure

Straight-lined quilting:
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I am trying these out in my store for the first time, the postage stamp cushions/pillow cover is now available in my Etsy store.

Finish it up Friday: Postage Stamp Pillow

This will be a very quick post today, as I prepare for my son’s 6th birthday camping party (in the backyard).

I have finished sewing all 10 rows of the postage stamp pillow using 2.5 x 2.5 ” squares of Road 15 mini charms by Sweetwater for Moda and Bella solid cotton mini charm.

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Linking up with Amanda Jean @ Crazy Mom Quilts for Finish it up Friday.